Here are 6 must-see concerts coming to Des Moines this month
Fleetwood Mac has announced their upcoming world tour and the shocking news that guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham will not be touring with them.
Say “goodbye” to summer festival season, music fans, and welcome in another fall of touring acts taking over Des Moines’ clubs, theaters and arena.
Not sure which shows to catch? Here’s a quick look at some of the notable tours stopping in Des Moines this October:
Tech N9ne at Wooly’s (Oct. 9): The Midwest rap giant returns to Iowa’s capital city as part of this year’s Independent Grind Tour — the same tour that highlighted Kendrick Lamar years prior to his hip-hop takeover. Krizz Kaliko supports Tech N9ne; Futuristic and Dizzy Wright open the show. Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust. $35. 7 p.m. More information at woolysdm.com.
Your Smith at Vaudeville Mews (Oct. 12): The Minneapolis songwriter, formerly known as Caroline Smith, tours in support of the 2018 EP, “Bad Habit.” Self-described dark pop performer Baum opens the show. Vaudeville Mews, 21 4th St. $15. 6:30 p.m. More information at vaudevillemews.com.
Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Arena (Oct. 14): The beloved “Landslide” and “The Chain” classic rock group returns to Des Moines’ largest indoor stage. Longtime Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell replaces guitarist Lindsey Buckingham for the tour. Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St. $69.50-$229.50. 8 p.m. More information at iowaeventscenter.com.
The Ataris at Gas Lamp (Oct. 19): A punk outfit best known for covering Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” returns to Gas Lamp to celebrate 15 years of fan-favorite album “So Long, Astoria.” Des Moines pop-punk group Display Case plays main support. Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. $10-$15. 9:30 p.m. More information at Facebook.com/GasLampDSM.
Alice Cooper at the Civic Center (Oct. 23): Shock rock’s founding father returns to the heartland (a week before Halloween, too!) as Alice Cooper brings his Paranormal Evening Tour to downtown Des Moines. Cooper released his latest studio album, “Paranormal,” in 2017. Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St. $39.50-$710. 8 p.m. More information at dmpa.org.
LANCO at Seven Flags (Oct. 26): Upcoming “Greatest Love Story” country act LANCO plays Clive in support of “Hallelujah Nights,” the group’s major label full-length debut. Seven Flags Event Center, 2100 NW 100th St., Clive. $20-$99. 8 p.m. More information at 7flags.com.